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Classic US Coins – Iconic 1793 Chain Cent Offered in Stack’s Bowers May 2016 Rarities Auction

Classic US Coins – Iconic 1793 Chain Cent Offered in Stack’s Bowers May 2016 Rarities Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers …..   Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to offer a handsome 1793 Chain AMERICA cent in our upcoming May 25 Rarities Auction held in conjunction with Sotheby’s. Although the rich cappuccino surfaces are slightly granular under magnification, they remain attractive overall and glossy to the naked […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Exceeds $2 Million

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio Hong Kong Auction Exceeds $2 Million

Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce the results of their April 2016 Hong Kong sale of Chinese and Asian Coins, Currency and Medals. This sale produced solid results, with over $2 million realized at the close. (All prices realized include the standard buyer’s premium). Bidders did not hesitate before setting off the fireworks. […]

Stack’s Bowers Whitman Baltimore Expo Auction Tops $13.5 Million

Stack’s Bowers Whitman Baltimore Expo Auction Tops $13.5 Million

Once again, Stack’s Bowers Galleries exceeded expectations with a tremendous showing at the 2016 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Baltimore Expo March 30 through April 6. When all was said and done, the total prices realized topped $13.5 million, well above presale estimates. Part II of the Twin Leaf Collection of Middle […]

Stack’s Bowers: Make Plans to Attend the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo!

Stack’s Bowers: Make Plans to Attend the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo!

By Melissa Karstedt – Auctioneer, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Stack’s Bowers is the official auctioneer of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Spring Expo, being held the last week of March in Baltimore, Maryland. Lot viewing will begin on Tuesday, March 29 at 9:00AM Eastern Time in room 307 of the Convention Center, continue through […]

Rarities, Premium Coins at Stack’s Bowers Whitman Spring Expo Official Auction

Rarities, Premium Coins at Stack’s Bowers Whitman Spring Expo Official Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to present exciting premium collector coins and world-class rarities in their upcoming Official Auction of the March 2016 Whitman Coins & Collectibles Baltimore Expo. The event will include seven live sessions (March 30-April 1) and three Internet sessions (April 4-6). Opening the sale and comprising sessions one and two is […]

US Gold Coins – Virtually Finest Known 1799 Eagle Offered March 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Coin Auction

US Gold Coins – Virtually Finest Known 1799 Eagle Offered March 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Coin Auction

By James McCartney, Numismatist & Cataloger – Stack’s Bowers Based on the lot description by Eric Schena …..   Offered in lot 13198 of our March 2016 Official Auction of the Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo is an incredible 1799 Capped Bust Right $10 gold eagle certified MS-66 by PCGS and approved by CAC. It […]

Exonumia – Of Pirates’ Treasures and California Gold Charms

Exonumia – Of Pirates’ Treasures and California Gold Charms

By Frank Van Valen – Numismatist and Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   We all, or at least many of us, wanted to be pirates when we were kids. Swashbucklers all, we watched the antics of Errol Flynn on Saturday morning black and white television and thrilled to the adventures of such denizens of the […]

Stack’s Bowers: Rare Mint State “Reversed Pattern” China Kwangtung 3 Mace 6 ½ Candareens

Stack’s Bowers: Rare Mint State “Reversed Pattern” China Kwangtung 3 Mace 6 ½ Candareens

By Chris Chatigny – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   This week’s preview coin for our upcoming Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio April Hong Kong Showcase Auction is steeped in historical importance — a choice “Reversed Pattern” China Kwangtung 3 Mace 6½ Candareens. Authorization to establish the Kwangtung Mint was granted in 1887, implemented […]

Mint State 1808 Quarter Eagle to be Offered at March 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

Mint State 1808 Quarter Eagle to be Offered at March 2016 Baltimore Rarities Night Auction

By James McCartney – Numismatist & Cataloger, Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   As a type coin, the 1808 gold $2.50 quarter eagle has few peers. Struck for only one year and then only in limited numbers, the issue has been a recognized rarity for generations and is a focal point for many numismatists. The quarter […]

Stack’s Bowers: Get Ready! Get Set! D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV

Stack’s Bowers: Get Ready! Get Set! D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……   Starring the finest known 1804 Class I silver dollar and the finest known 1822 half eagle Now is the time to mark your calendar for Tuesday, May 24, when our D. Brent Pogue Collection Part IV sale will take place in the beautiful international headquarters […]

Modern US Coins – Where Have All the 50 State Quarters Gone?

Modern US Coins – Where Have All the 50 State Quarters Gone?

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …. Over the years the United States Mint has issued many commemorative coins. There are the “Classic” commemoratives that were struck between 1892 and 1954. There are the Bicentennial coins of 1776, featuring special reverse designs for the quarter, half dollar and dollar. And, starting in 1983, the […]

New Stacks Bowers Website includes Archives and Integrated Mobile Apps

New Stacks Bowers Website includes Archives and Integrated Mobile Apps

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce that beginning March 8, 2016, its clients will be able to access its entirely new, integrated technology platform including website and iOS mobile and tablet apps. “Worldwide, our clients have been increasingly engaging with us online, particularly on their mobile devices,” said Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers […]

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April Hong Kong Sale to Feature Many Rarities

Stack’s Bowers Ponterio April Hong Kong Sale to Feature Many Rarities

  Bank of China 1 Dollar, 1909 Banknote & Kwangtung. 3 Mace 6 ½ Candareens Coin Stack’s Bowers and Ponterio is pleased to announce details of their upcoming Hong Kong Auction of Chinese and Asian coins and currency, to be held April 5 through April 8 at The Mira Hong Kong, 118 Nathan Road, Tsimshatsui, […]

Coin Library – Deluxe Hardbound Pogue Coin Collection Catalogs and Books

Coin Library – Deluxe Hardbound Pogue Coin Collection Catalogs and Books

By Q. David Bowers – StacksBowers.com ……..   The D. Brent Pogue Collection, after just three sales, has become the most valuable numismatic collection ever sold. With total auction prices realized of $68,569,181 the Pogue Collection has now passed both the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection ($63,052,197) and the Eric P. Newman Collection ($61,880,912). In […]

Stack’s Bowers, Sotheby’s to Make Unprecedented Offering of Rarities in Pogue IV Sale

Stack’s Bowers, Sotheby’s to Make Unprecedented Offering of Rarities in Pogue IV Sale

On May 25, 2016, in cooperation with Sotheby’s at Sotheby’s International Headquarters in New York City, Stack’s Bowers Galleries will offer not only the finest known 1804 silver dollar, but also the rare and legendary 1822 half eagle. Although both were once included in the famous Virgil M. Brand Collection, never before in auction history […]

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Counterfeit Coins, Third Party Grading and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 3

Counterfeit Coins, Third Party Grading and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 3

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …..   Editors Note: Links to the previous two Articles…. Part 1     Part 2 In this article I continue to tell of how the United States Government’s policies to stop counterfeiting affected Stack’s ability to import and sell an important European coin collection. Since dealing with a government […]

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Stack’s Bowers: D. Brent Pogue Collection Becomes Most Valuable Ever Sold

Stack’s Bowers: D. Brent Pogue Collection Becomes Most Valuable Ever Sold

Pogue III Sale Brings Over $17 Million Garrett 1793 Chain Cent Leads All Lots at $998,750 5-1/2 Cents Worth of Half Cents Bring $4.16 Million With the third sale of a planned series of five, the D. Brent Pogue Collection sales, presented by Stack’s Bowers Galleries in association with Sotheby’s, became the most valuable series […]

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Paper Money – $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891 with General George H. Thomas

Paper Money – $5 Treasury Notes of 1890-1891 with General George H. Thomas

General George H. Thomas on $5 Treasury Notes By Brad Ciociola, Currency Specialist at Stack’s Bowers Galleries ……..   Several prominent Union Civil War generals are featured on United States Treasury Notes from the series of 1890 and 1891. Our latest edition of “Better Know Your Notes” looks at the portrait seen on the $5 […]

Gold and Silver – Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces Expanded Gold Trading Operations

Gold and Silver – Stack’s Bowers Galleries Announces Expanded Gold Trading Operations

Stack’s Bowers Galleries today announced the return of Richard Gonzales as its Director of Gold Trading. Mr. Gonzales has over 30 years of experience in numismatics, precious metals and generic gold. Also announced today is the return of Amandeep Jassal, numismatist and gold trader, to the Stack’s Bowers New York City offices to lead our […]

Paper Money – Stack’s Bowers Galleries Acquires Manifest Auctions

Paper Money – Stack’s Bowers Galleries Acquires Manifest Auctions

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the purchase of the assets of Manifest Auctions. Brian Kendrella, president of Stack’s Bowers Galleries, commented: “Under the leadership of Manning Garrett, Manifest Auctions has grown into one of the pre-eminent auction houses of rare paper money. The opportunity to acquire Manifest and bring Manning Garrett to the Stack’s […]

The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, An Appreciation

The D. Brent Pogue Collection Part III, An Appreciation

By John Kraljevich, Numismatic Consultant –  Stacks Bowers …..   Coin collectors may not seem an especially reverent lot. Casual demeanor and good senses of humor are more commonplace than their opposites, from local coin shows to Manhattan auction galleries. The bourse floor is a leveler that puts experts and connoisseurs shoulder to shoulder with […]

US Gold Coin Profile – Proof 1836 Quarter Eagle

US Gold Coin Profile – Proof 1836 Quarter Eagle

1836 Classic Head Quarter Eagle.  Proof-64 Cameo (PCGS). CAC. Secure Holder. This outstanding early Proof gold rarity would serve as a highlight in the finest cabinet. Boldly struck on the obverse, each star is fully brought up and crisp and Liberty’s hair curls are as sharp as ever seen in a quarter eagle of this […]

Incredible Gem 1793 Chain AMERICA Cent – A Numismatic Landmark

Incredible Gem 1793 Chain AMERICA Cent – A Numismatic Landmark

By Q. David Bowers – Stack’s Bowers…. Finest Ever Certified! There is something incredible, something special, about any 1793 Chain cent. First delivered by the coiner at the Mint on March 1, 1793, these were released into circulation without fanfare. There is no known record of anyone having a numismatic interest in them at the […]

Counterfeit Coins, Bureaucracy and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 2

Counterfeit Coins, Bureaucracy and the Effects on Numismatics, Pt. 2

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers…. Editors Note: Links to the related two Articles…. Part 1     Part 3 In the early days after World War II, as counterfeit coins were being made and entering the country, the Secret Service started confiscating and seizing false gold coins found in jewelry shops, pawn shops and even […]

Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Solid Results Achieved at Stack’s Bowers Jan. 2016 NYINC Auction

Stack’s Bowers Galleries is pleased to announce the results of their January 2016 NYINC auction of World Coins, World Paper Money and Ancient Coins. The firm’s first sale of 2016 featured a fabulous array of material that was anchored by several prominent collections, including Part III of the Syracuse Collection of highly prized Greek and […]

Remarkable Large Cents from Pogue Collection to Cross Block in 2016

Remarkable Large Cents from Pogue Collection to Cross Block in 2016

Stack’s Bowers Galleries, in Association with Sotheby’s, Presents The D. Brent Pogue Collection, Part III February 9, 2016   The D. Brent Pogue Collection will forever be remembered as the finest cabinet ever formed of early American coins, and it is fitting that the selection of the cents of 1793 is among the most important […]

Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

Counterfeit Coins and the Effects on Numismatics

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers…. Editors Note: Links to the next two Articles…. Part2     Part 3 Counterfeiting, or making something false, has occurred since goods were exchanged for services or other items. If a bag that was supposed to contain wheat was instead full of another grain or even sand, that was […]

Coin Profiles – Proof 1825 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Coin Profiles – Proof 1825 Capped Bust Half Dollar

Extremely Rare Proof 1825 Half Dollar The Finest Specimen Certified by Either Service 1825 Capped Bust Half Dollar. Overton-113. Rarity-8 as a Proof. Proof-66 (NGC). The Encyclopedia of U.S. and Colonial Proof Coins listed several Proof 1825 half dollars but none have been verified as Proofs in the modern era. No Proof 1825 half dollar […]

World Coins – Unique And Exotic Madagascar Numismatic Treasure to be sold by Stacks Bowers

World Coins – Unique And Exotic Madagascar Numismatic Treasure to be sold by Stacks Bowers

MADAGASCAR. Pattern Kirobo, 1891. Ravalona III (1883-1897). PCGS SP-62 BN. Kingdom of Madagascar Background – Madagascar is a large island off the southern East African coast, isolated by the sea for several million years. This has produced a unique array of mammals, along with half its birds and most of its plants being found here […]

World Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

World Coin Profiles – English Gold Coin Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings) of James I

Spur-Ryal (15 Shillings), ND (1619-24). Third Coinage James I (1603-25). NGC MS-64. James I (James VI of Scotland) came to power at the age of 13 months, and went on to become one of the most momentous rulers in all of British history. One could arguably say James I put the “Great” in Great Britain, […]

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